Not wanting to leave T Rex (Tim Wilding) out, I should mention that he too will be rocking a new steed for the Huka XL, but unlike Samara's, his has clown wheels and is made of plastic. Well, carbon actually, and as you can see from these pics it's a pretty sweet build. Tim says his gear selection and cadence hasn't changed at all on his new Santa Cruz Tallboy with the switch to 29er wheels which can only mean one thing; he's going faster than normal. And unlike the rest of the pro field racing at the Huka XL, Mr Rex has a little extra riding on it. You see he works for Contact (Taupo's main sponsor) and I'm sure there is pressure round the water cooler to back up his Lake Hawea Contact Epic first place with a second win in Taupo (he did take the win at the inaugural event). So it looks like Cabin and T Rex will be battling it out for 29er supremacy this weekend which will be very interesting to watch (not that I'll be able to see from the back of the field...).
Francois Bally-Maitre takes the title at the third Andes Pacifico.
Great head cam footage from Tracy Moseley ahead of EWS Round four - Ireland!
The EWS heads to Ireland this weekend and there is just one question on everyone's minds - can Greg Callaghan make it three out of three at his home race?
After an arduous ten hour journey compulsory stops to an indoor trampoline arena and to ride minibikes, the Propain Dirt Zelvy team finally assembled below Ben Nevis for a weekend of racing at the BDS.
Justin Leov details some crazy riding and wild moments at the third round of the EWS to finish 14th overall, his season is looking up!
Find out what the EWS in Madeira was really like with Fuji Rider, Meggie Bichard
The Enduro World Series Round Three in Madeira went down with plenty of dramatic scenery and drama - check out the highlights here.....